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Neighborhood Street Fund Large Project Applications now being accepted!

The Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Large Project Program is now accepting applications for the third and final round of funding from the voter approved Bridging the Gap (BTG) Transportation levy. This levy, adopted by voters in 2006, provides $4.5M every three years to select, design and construct larger neighborhood projects identified by the community.

33rd Avenue NE between NE 125th Street and NE 130th Street before the NSF project.

The application is now available on-line, along with a timeline and a host of other resources to help you complete the application and answer any questions you might have about the process or type of projects that will be competitive.  Completed applications must be received by December 17, 2012 to be considered.Any transportation project is eligible if it is large ($100,000 – $750,000), is entirely on existing SDOT right-of-way;  and has strong support from its local District Council.  One such project, selected for funding in the last round, was the establishment of a new sidewalk, curbs, pedestrian lighting and street trees along 33rd Avenue NE between NE 125th Street and NE 130th Street.  (See the before and after photos!)  If you would like to check out other projects which have received funding, please see the NSF Past Projects .

33rd Avenue NE between NE 125th Street and NE 130th Street after the NSF project.

In January 2013, each of Seattle’s 13 neighborhood District Councils will forward 3 proposals to SDOT for evaluation, including a preliminary scope and budget.  If needed, SDOT will refine the proposed project in consultation with the applicant or to meet construction or design standards.  The projects will then be ranked by the District Councils in June and forwarded to the BTG Levy Oversight Committee.  The committee will recommend projects for funding to the Mayor and City Council, who will make the final decision regarding which projects will receive funding.  Project recommendations will be finalized in the fall of 2013, project design work will happen in 2014 with construction taking place in 2015.

The NSF program began in 2007 and at the end of this year, 27 new projects will have been constructed thanks to BTG.  To learn more about BTG please visit this web page.


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  1. Bonnie Thompson says

    We live in the Broadview neighborhood, along 3rd Avenue NW. What would make the neighborhood more liveable is to have sidewalks and cross walks. Cars are avoiding both Greenwood and Aurora by traveling along 3rd and my neighbors and I have experienced recently many near misses along the street. Also, it is a very hard neighborhood to walk around in due to lack of sidewalks on both 3rd Ave NW and on the side streets. Some of the existing sidewalks are overgrown with shrubbery or seriously cracked. Individiuals will rather take a chance by walking in street. Please help us make Broadview more livable since Metro has eliminated the #28 bus during weekends and during the week day. Thank you.

    • pegNielsen says

      Thank you for your email. Our goal is to make Seattle a more livable city through our policies and planning. In addition, programs such this are one, Neighborhood Street Fund grants, is one way we can involve residents, such as yourself, to pursue a role in the planning process. We encourage you to work with your neighbors and apply for a Neighborhood Street Fund grant. Please go to the website for more information and to link to the application form. To find out more about a project or the process, please contact Thérèse Casper, Neighborhood Street Fund Program Manager, at therese.casper@seattle.gov or call (206) 684-8764.

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